Cam Newton ‘offered’ $1 million if he can pass lie detector (UPDATE II: They’ll do interviews)

OK Cam, while you're up at the dais, somebody has a proposition for you. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC)

OK Cam, while you're up at the dais, somebody has a proposition for you. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC)

(Originally published April 25, 2011, at 12:01 p.m.)

(UPDATE II at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26: Received an email from the folk(s) at CamNewtonLieDetector.com, who claim this is a legitimate offer. They declined an interview with me but, according to the email, will be conducting two interviews this week with ESPN and Yahoo! Sports. Details below.)

Maybe you believe Cam Newton and think everybody should just leave him and Auburn alone.

Maybe you don’t believe Cam Newton and are convinced he and possibly Auburn got away with something last season.

But are you willing to put up $1 million to prove your suspicions? Well, somebody is – or at least claims to. There is now a website called CamNewtonLieDetector.com. The author of the website proposes, “An Open Challenge To Cam Newton.” Newton will be paid $1 million if he can pass the, “4 Questions College Football Fans Want Answered” (that’s a headline on the site).

Before going into more detail, it’s worth noting that I have attempted to contact the site through both the phone number and email address listed and have yet to hear back. I don’t really have an attorney so I couldn’t do that, “Have my guy call your guy thing.”

The phone number listed (302-284-6213) comes up as an unpublished number in Felton, Delaware, in a reverse white pages search. I’m not aware of an SEC fan base in Felton, Delaware, maybe there’s a secret pocket group of Alabama, Georgia or Florida fans there. (They’re everywhere!)

UPDATE I: Somebody from the website returned an email to me. They sent the following note, but left it unsigned.

Jeff, we’ll be happy to do an interview but are in discussions with a
major national outlet for first interview. Our offer is real. We are guys
on the West Coast in our 40s who love college sports and are sickened by
the integrity issues permeating the system. We are in discussions to do a
similar concept with college basketball. Please contact the Cam camp as
the ball is in their court. We’ll be in touch after this first interview.

UPDATE II: Here’s today’s email, detailing the website’s planned interviews. The author also has a special message for Auburn fans.

Media Requests for camnewtonliedetector.com

info@camnewtonliedetector.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thank you for your interest, but we will only be doing two media requests: ESPN Radio Southern California (Thursday 8:40) and Yahoo Sports “Dr Saturday.”

If we proceed with a college basketball concept, we will let you know.

To the Auburn fans sending “energized” emails, I’ll personally never forget the atmosphere of your stadium that August day several years ago and the warmth and southern hospitality of the Auburn people. I’d like to keep that memory of Auburn foremost in my mind. The vastly unequal, unjust and highly political system permeating college athletics to the benefit of some programs and the detriment of others is our concern.

So what do you think?

Meanwhile, here’s the challenge, directly from the website:

Attention Cam, pass a professionally administered lie detector test
by answering “No” to these 4 questions..and $1,000,000 is yours.

1. Prior to signing with Auburn, were you aware your father was “shopping” you to Mississippi State or any other school?

2. Did you tell Dan or Meghan Mullen that you signed with Auburn because of the money because you truly believed Auburn had paid for your commitment?

3. Did anyone on the Auburn coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the NCAA by lying or avoiding the truth?

4. Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?

The TRUTH Matters

Cam, have your attorney contact our attorney to work out the mutually agreed upon details: Email:info@camnewtonliedetector.com. Call: 302-284-6213.

Is this legit? I dunno. Probably not. Besides, Newton may be the first pick in the NFL draft, so I really don’t think he needs the $1 million, even if he thought he could pass. Wouldn’t shock me though if ol’ Cecil “Huggy Bear” Newton tried to figure out some way to make a buck off this.

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510 comments Add your comment

TS

April 25th, 2011
12:07 pm

Can’t be legit. Those questions clearly were not drafted by lawyers. Anyone putting up that kind of money would have the questions drafted by lawyers.

j

April 25th, 2011
12:07 pm

Jamaaliver

April 25th, 2011
12:07 pm

Publicity stunt. Pure and simple.

JB

April 25th, 2011
12:08 pm

Damn shame we’ll never get those answers.

HBTD!!!

Chi Town

April 25th, 2011
12:09 pm

Frisky Nachos!

Bill

April 25th, 2011
12:09 pm

Probably a sham.

SWGADAWG

April 25th, 2011
12:12 pm

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. But it doesn’t matter. But it doesn’t matter just ask Coach Tressel.

Remarkable

April 25th, 2011
12:13 pm

Inquiring Minds do want to know the answers to those questions. I’m sure that the answer to # 1. is YES!

Tom

April 25th, 2011
12:13 pm

add similar questions to Ohio State and the NCAA and do a 5mill payout

Danfo

April 25th, 2011
12:16 pm

Here is the info on the web domain:

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Created on: 15-Apr-11
Expires on: 15-Apr-12
Last Updated on: 18-Apr-11

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Danfo

April 25th, 2011
12:17 pm

And by web domain, I mean the owner of the website.

ATLSports

April 25th, 2011
12:19 pm

He would be stuck on #4, not knowing what impermissible means.

Bodybuilder Granny

April 25th, 2011
12:19 pm

I love lamp!!

bucket

April 25th, 2011
12:19 pm

The NCAA must be proud. In the same year that USC’s last championship was shown to be tainted, the champions in football and basketball have also been cheating! You can’t make this stuff up!

Tossed Salad

April 25th, 2011
12:20 pm

If you want to get $cam and/or his dad to play ball, you should offer him the $1 million whether he passes the test or not. In such a case, there would be absolutely not reason for the scumbags not to jump on it.

bird

April 25th, 2011
12:20 pm

From a diehard Bama fan, leave the man alone! Move on, its over with..

THE MAJOR

April 25th, 2011
12:27 pm

If you want to get Cam to take it, then Dan Mullen, John Bond, Kenny Rogers, and others at MSU need to be included.

Also while we are at it, why don’t we ask Isiah Crowell about his arrest on a breeakin last year. And amazingly how locla UGA boosters asked the homeowner not to persue any charges. $1 million for Isiah to pass that one.

gt

April 25th, 2011
12:28 pm

Anybody that stupid ain’t got one million dollars.

dawgs

April 25th, 2011
12:28 pm

TS

And what law school did you graduate from, or did you sleep in a Holiday Inn last night??

Cam Newton

April 25th, 2011
12:28 pm

At least they didnt ask me to give a play call from my time at Auburn. That would have been putting me on the spot.

404

April 25th, 2011
12:30 pm

ROTFL

There’s a MUCH easier question is to ask.

Just ask Pastor Cecil Newton the following question:

Pastor Newton:

“Sir, your church’s very own Chief Financial Officer, Bobbie Blandburg, has already stated in the NY Times that she has no idea where th emoney came form to pay for the $60,000 in repairs mandated by the City of Newnan.”

So Pastor Newton, just one questions to ask Sir:

“From whom did you obtain the $60,000 for the needed repairs?”

When this question is answered, it will be DOOMSDAY for Auburn.

The countdown to DOOMSDAY for Auburn continues.

juvenal

April 25th, 2011
12:30 pm

you don’t have an attorney?

Beast from the East

April 25th, 2011
12:30 pm

Pretty lame.

stw

April 25th, 2011
12:31 pm

THE MAJOR

Do I sense a little jealosy in your comment? Isiah make more money in his first year in the NFL than you’ll make in your lifetime as ass’t mgr. at Taco Bell??

Boatdrinks

April 25th, 2011
12:31 pm

Telling someone the lie detector questions ahead of time is rather dumb. Yeah, this is probably legit and I bet it involves a Bama fan.

rofl

April 25th, 2011
12:33 pm

Ron Mexico thinks it a joke

ACE

April 25th, 2011
12:34 pm

This is better than listening to coach Richt talk about all of jailbirds.

hdhd

April 25th, 2011
12:35 pm

Bama fan for sure.

Paddy

April 25th, 2011
12:35 pm

That is so lame and a hugh “pull your leg” deal. It is over, lets look forward to this coming season. Who cares?

Palin 2012

April 25th, 2011
12:36 pm

Whatever. The title of this article is a mess.How about a lie detector offer to Nathan Deal and Perdue. I thought this was an article about an offer.

2012

April 25th, 2011
12:37 pm

for a NFL team

shyril

April 25th, 2011
12:37 pm

Jeff Schultz and the AJC are at an all time low. Why would this warrant print? Dont know if Cameron Newton or his father is guilty of anything but you seemingly take the NCAA for its word on everything else why not this. Get over it. The Newtons, Auburn, SEC, NCAA have moved on…I suggest you do the same. Can you write on something of substance?

SSIgator

April 25th, 2011
12:38 pm

Same questions with a different twist:

Mark Richt:

1. Prior to signing with UGA, were you aware your father, Bobby Bowden was “shopping” you to UGA or any other school?

2. Did you tell Bobby or Ann Bowden that you signed with UGA because of the money because you truly believed you were qualified to be a head football coach?

3. Did anyone on the UGA coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the UGA fan base/supporters/boosters by lying or avoiding the truth?

4. Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from UGA other than your outlandish salary?

Inquiring minds want to know.

FBI

April 25th, 2011
12:39 pm

Cam Newton’s dad’s IP address just searched Google for the following “Tips to beating a lie detector test.”

Cant blame him. .Its a million dollars! He gots to get paid y’all.

ACE

April 25th, 2011
12:40 pm

@404-I thought it was part of the money Auburn gave him.

jeff dantzler

April 25th, 2011
12:41 pm

The Major- Crowell committed to UGA in February. Had he committed to Allbarn or Bama would it be their “fault?” Nevermind the fact your implications sounds like something you made up.

WinderDawg

April 25th, 2011
12:41 pm

Just talked to Cam –

1) yes
2) yes
3) yes
4) yes

Any more questions….

FAMILY

April 25th, 2011
12:45 pm

this is ridiculous and warrants no response. Pitiful excuse of journalism.

kevin

April 25th, 2011
12:46 pm

Let’s see. So, Cam’s options are:

1) Take this guy up on his challenge and potentially collect 1 million dollars; or,

2) Ignore this idiot and his website and sign in the NFL for 60 million over 5 seasons.

Tia

April 25th, 2011
12:46 pm

Good grief! Get over it. I think the current NCAA players deserve the attention of their fans moreso than former players. Fact of the matter is this, no matter what, he is in the draft, could go #1 and all of this is OLD NEWS!

AltamahaDawg

April 25th, 2011
12:47 pm

Swing and a miss. What a surprise.

BTW, Ronnie said you were a clown.

Buckeye

April 25th, 2011
12:47 pm

Just the facts, Ma’am:

Cam won the NC.

uga lost the Liberty Bowl

Trojan

April 25th, 2011
12:48 pm

Cam is slim and yet everyone kisses up to him constantly. All legit media avoids those obvious questions. Because they already know the answers.

gdawginkalamazoo

April 25th, 2011
12:48 pm

ATLSports, that 12:19 post was hilarious! LMAO.

Pull my finger

April 25th, 2011
12:49 pm

Cecil “Huggy Bear” Newton! Now that is funny Jeff.

ACE

April 25th, 2011
12:50 pm

@Buckeye-No Georgia won that bowl game, didn’t you see the plaques the seniors got. HAHAHA Fail

EW

April 25th, 2011
12:51 pm

Legally this is a binding offer to Cam and if he were to accept and pass they would be on the hook for a million bucks.

Jeff Schultz

April 25th, 2011
12:51 pm

GT — Normally I’d agree with you. But I’ve met a lot of stupid millionaires.

Trojan

April 25th, 2011
12:52 pm

Just the facts Mama.

PC’s fly out of Cams dorm window.

Jeff Schultz

April 25th, 2011
12:52 pm

Shyril — “Jeff Schultz and the AJC are at an all time low.” …. Oh no, trust me. I can go lower.